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21 Dec 2011   Final report and proposals on the Master Teacher Standard
Use the links below to see the final report and proposals on the Master Teacher Standard, and the DfE press release.    DfE Press release on Master Teacher Standards   Second Report of the Independent Review of Teachers' Standards   If the Master Teacher Standard is accepted and widely promoted by ...
21 Dec 2011   Hundreds of teachers awarded national scholarships
Hundreds of teachers awarded national scholarships   Ministers announced the first round of successful bids to the scholarship scheme for teachers on 13 December. There were almost 2000 applications for the scholarships which were worth up to £3,500 each.   671 Scholarships were awarded in round one. 280 scholarships were ...
9 Dec 2011   CfSA response to the consultation on qualified teachers from overseas to become permanent teachers in English Schools
Please find a below the link to the response from the CfSA to the consultation on the proposed changes to allow qualified teachers from further education and from the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to become permanent teachers in English schools. click here to download the response
1 Dec 2011   The Importance of Music - A National Plan for Music Education from NAME
On the 25th November the Government published 'The Importance of Music - A National Plan for Music Education'. The challenging plan commits continued funding to music education for the three years from April 2012 as part of a move towards a per-pupil national funding formula and proposes the establishment of new ...
28 Nov 2011   PSHE Association's response to DfE PSHE review November 2011
Follow the link below to read the PSHE Association DfE PSHE review Click here for the response
23 Nov 2011   afPE’s feedback to the PSHE Consultation
The Association for Physical Education (afPE) has responded to the PSHE Consultation in the context of maintaining safety education within PSHE. The response was written on the back of and in support of afPE’s partnership with ROSPA and NSREC (National Safety & Risk Education Committee). It lifts much of its ...
16 Nov 2011   Subject Associations – The State of Play
This  document outlines the role of the Council for Subject Association (CfSA) and the recent work CfSA has done on behalf of subject associations It was written by Dr John Steers (Chair, Council of Subject Associations) and  first shared with CfSA Members in October 2011.   Download document
15 Nov 2011   Council for Subject Associations response to the “Draft Master Teachers Standards”
The Council for Subject Associations responded to the earlier consultation and would wish to strongly support the notion of Master Teacher standards, particularly the prominent position they give to teachers’ subject knowledge.   Download response
26 Sep 2011   National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum - National Conference
NALDIC (National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum) 19th National ConferenceThe Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall, University of LeedsSaturday November 26, 2011 This year's conference, organised in collaboration with the University of Leeds and with Professor Tony Cline as the programme consultant, will address the issues of EAL and additional ...
21 Sep 2011   21st September 2011 - CfSA has responsed to the Teachers Standards’ Review.
CfSA has made two responses to the Teachers Standards’ Review     These responses have been compiled by Andrea Tapsfield from CfSA member feedback.   1.    Evidence submission form Download item here   2.    Response to the Higher Professional Standards Download item here
8 Sep 2011   CfSA Annual Report 2010
The CfSA Annual Report 2010 was presented to the AGM by the Board and duly accepted.   Download a copy of the Annual Report
8 Sep 2011   CEO meeting October 2011
ADVANCE NOTICE When John Steers and Andrea Tapsfield met with the TDA recently, they offered to host the next Council for Subject Association (CfSA) CEO meeting at their offices in Manchester.  The venue is free and it would give CfSA members an opportunity to hear from Stephen Hillier (interim CEO ...
8 Jun 2011   CfSA Response to the Review of the National Curriculum
The Council for Subject Associations (CfSA) is a membership organisation with charitable status that exists to strengthen the role and influence of subject associations.  It promotes subject association membership to teachers in all sectors of education for the benefit of learners, and offers a single voice in representing the interests ...
15 May 2011   Assessing Pupil Progress in music: NAME publishes guidelines
NAME (The National Association of Music Education) has published on its website  guidance materials to support Assessing Pupils’ Progress (APP) under the current  National Curriculum. Written by Kevin Rogers (County Inspector for Music in Hampshire) on the basis of previous QCDA research for APP in the foundation subjects, and trialled ...
4 Mar 2011   Putting Subjects at the Core of the Curriculum
Putting Subject at the Core of the Curriculum is a paper prepared by the CfSA to contribute to the current debate.  Subject knowledge is important to help us make sense of information we wncounter in everyday life: but it is deep inderstanding, not superficial subject knowledge tjhat matters. . . ...
27 Jan 2011   National Curriculum website - new look
National Curriculum website – new look In the Schools white paper ‘The Importance of Teaching’, published on 22 November 2010, Ministers set out their plans to reduce the amount of guidance and materials offered to schools. They believe that schools should be free to use their own professional judgement about ...

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